WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (8-7, 4-0 CIAA) picked up their second Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division win when the team took a 9-0 win over the Livingstone Lady Blue Bears (1-3, 1-3 CIAA), Sunday afternoon. The team took the win behind a great pitching effort by junior Yasmin Lee, who allowed just three hits to the Lady Blue Bears.
The Lady Rams had a great day on both sides of the ball with no runs allowed and just one fielding error in the game. The team also totaled 16 hits in the game. WSSU sophomore infielder Monet Daly led the way with a four-for-four performance at the plate with a run scored and two RBI. Senior infielder Britney Cato added a two-for-three effort at the plate with three RBI. Freshman outfielder Precious Marsh added a two-for-three effort with a run scored and an RBI.
The Lady Rams opened things early when Cato hit a two RBI single down the right field line that scored seniors Nikki Lynch and Shantel Haskins. The team struck again in the fourth inning when Marsh hit an RBI single to center field. Things heated up in the fifth inning when Lynch hit an RBI single that was followed by a Cato RBI single as well.
The Lady Rams ended the game in the sixth inning with four runs scored, including a pair of runs scored on a two-RBI single to right field by Daly that ended the game.
WSSU junior pitcher Yasmin Lee (4-3) took the pitching win with all six inning pitched and allowing just three hits. She also recorded 10 strikeouts in the game with no runs allowed. The Lady Rams will return to action next weekend when the team heads to nearby Salisbury, N.C. to take part in the Catawba Invitational. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.